A new survey by Arab Barometer adds numbers to the narrative that COVID has led to a harsher reality for women in the Middle East and North Africa.
The UAE's Nora al-Matrooshi is the first Arab woman to start training to be an astronaut, one of two Emiratis picked from thousands of applicants as the Gulf nation looks to the stars.
Our guest is Sultan Al Qassemi, who is not just a friend of the show but also the inspiration behind some of our guests. He joins us in the studio to talk about his latest book, "Building Sharjah", which is the most extensive study of any city in the United Arab Emirates and quite possibly the entire region.
A new exhibition at the Arab World Institute in Paris is celebrating the divas of the region, from Oum Kalthoum to Dalida to Fairuz. These women were not just the greatest Arab artists of the 20th century – some of them were also pioneering feminists in deeply patriarchal societies. We give you a sneak peek of the exhibition, and delve into the ideas behind it, with co-curator Élodie Bouffard.
10 Nov 2019
'Our Women on the Ground': Zahra Hankir gives a voice to Arab female journalists
2 Nov 2019
For centuries, the art of falconry has been a prestigious tradition within Arab society. Today most of these formidable predators come from Spain, which has become the world's top exporter.
22 Aug 2018
Arab-born Jaafar Abdul Karim, who lives in Berlin, examines issues facing Germany’s Arab community – but also Arabs around the world - in his soon to be published book, Strangers or Friends, which will first be released in German
7 Dec 2017
We look at reactions from the Arab, Israeli and American papers after US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
15 Nov 2017
Arab countries in row with Qatar are not interested in solution - Emir
26 Jun 2017
President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dismissed calls for Turkey to close a military base in Qatar and said a wider list of demands issued by four Arab states was an unlawful intervention against the Gulf emirate's sovereignty.
10 Jun 2017
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says the country is concerned over Arab nations cutting ties with the Gulf state.
26 Feb 2017
It is a competition that brings the Arab world to a standstill, at least for a few hours. This year's winner is a Palestinian - and a member of Bethlehem’s small community of Christian Assyrians.